Artist Calls


8th Annual Blue Collar and Arts Festival

WHO: Artists and Crafters (preferred but will also accept direct sales)
WHEN: Saturday, August 13, 2016, 11 AM to 11 PM
WHERE: 200 Block, Central Avenue, Historic Downtown Faribault, MN
TIMES: Set Up: 9:30 AM, Tear Down: Not before 7 PM
(Market place closes at 7 PM but festival continues after the market closes.)

The Art Festival is looking for vendors to attend this year. If you or someone you know may be interested in being a part of this, we have approximately 1 month before the big show. The Paradise Center for the Arts has the biggest and best block party around. With well over 6,000 people in attendance last year and a great lineup of music and food to boot, who wouldn’t want to be there to sell their wares!

Artisans and crafters are strongly encouraged to show off what they do. This is a fundraising event and, if you become a part of this, please be sure to let all your friends, family and customers know where you will be.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Kevin Vorace at or Kari Casper at

DISPLAY SPACE DETAILS (rates listed below)
All displays will have front side walk isles regardless of size. Sizes available are listed below and will be back-to-back, front facing out.


Eight corner spaces that measure 12’ x 12’ are available, first come first serve. No other reserved spaces. No utilities available. Hard Surface, NO stakes allowed.

6’ x 12’ = $50
12’x 12’ = $85
24’x 12’ = $125
Corner 12’x 12’ = $100

Make checks payable to Paradise Center for the Arts and mail to:
Paradise Center for the Arts
321 Central Ave N
Faribault MN 55021

Download the application form to become a part of this event. Once you’ve signed up and paid the applicable fees, you will be contacted as to set-up locations some time during the week of the event.

DATE: November 5, 2016
VENUE: 7th floor, Transit Station, Downtown La Crosse, WI
Pedal, Ink. — A pop up art show dedicated entirely to capturing the essence of the bicycle in a decidedly Wisconsin way.

New in 2016: Accepting all forms of art. If you can make it, we want to display it! Due to popularity and space limitations, we will have to limit entries. See below for application process.

How does this work? Easy. You bring the art, we bring the party. Now accepting applications to produce bicycle-themed art for our November show.

TO DO: Simply submit some of your portfolio to the email address below and we’ll let you know if our selection panel brings you in.

Once Accepted:
We’ll collect a $25 artist fee up front to secure your spot. That’s it! You have the rest of the Summer and Fall to turn out the most wonderful, inspired, and fresh works. We’ll look to collect all the pieces about a week before the show, then invite everyone to the big day.

It will be up to you to provide a way to display your pieces, either an easel, or pedestal, or something.

Day of Show:
You can sell your piece if you’d like, and you’ll keep 100% of the proceeds. If you want to have prints made and sell those instead, feel free.

Hit us up with any questions, concerns, or ideas. We’re flexible and want to make it easy for you to be part of the show. Email us or message us on Facebook or Twitter.

12th Annual South Central Minnesota Studio ARTour

DATE: October 15-16, 2016
DEADLINE: March 15, 2016
We invite you to apply to be a Studio or Guest Artist on the ARTour. Apply online at:
Please provide high-resolution images as these will be used for promotional purposes. Send images via email to Checks should be sent via regular mail to the address on the applications.

Unitarian Church Exhibitions

Unitarian Church, St. Paul, MN invites applications for exhibitions beginning in September, 2016. Contact Joe Schur at

2016 Mantorville Stagecoach Days Art & Fine Crafts Show

DATE: June 25-26, 2016
LOCATION: Outdoors on the Art Guild campus from 10AM until 4PM each day
DEADLINE: June 1, 2016
Mantorville Stagecoach Days, sponsored by the Mantorville Economic Development Alliance, explores the lifestyle and pastimes of Mantorville and Southeastern Minnesota from the mid-1800s until the early 1900s. Over the past three years, event planners have brought new life to this celebration with the addition of a costume contest and live music. These events, along with the tractor pull, melodrama at the Opera House, and the Mantorville Art Guild’s Stagecoach Days Art Show, truly do celebrate Mantorville’s colorful past.

• All items for sale must be artist made.
• New artists will be juried as their applications are received.
• Cost for each 10’x10’ space is $40 for non-Guild members, $20 for Guild members at Member level, and no charge to all other Guild levels. Spaces assigned on a first come, first served basis.
• Set up begins at 8AM Saturday, June 25 unless special arrangements are made with the MAG Event Coordinator. Vendors are expected to remain until 4PM on Sunday.
• Historic costumes (1850’s-1900) are encouraged but not required.
• Limited electricity is available.

Seeking area authors to participate in the art show portion of this event. Art Guild members will be available for signing and sale of books during the book signing, which will then be available for sale inside the gallery for the weekend. The Mantorville Art Guild will advertise authors’ appearance in local newspapers, posters, flyers, and on our website as well as the Mantorville Tourism website. A 25% commission will be retained by MAG on the sale of any books during Stagecoach Days. The usual commission for artists and authors at MAG is 35%.

• Fill out a MAG Stagecoach Days Art & Fine Crafts Show application form.
• You must have a MNST-19 Sales Tax Form.

Submit application form, MNST-19 form, and your fee to Mantorville Art Guild, ATTN Loretta Verbout, PO Box 224, Mantorville, MN 55955.

Call 507-635-5901 or email Loretta at or

Lanesboro Arts In the Moonlight Group Exhibit

DATE: June 18 – August 14, 2016
DEADLINE: April 16, 2016
CONTACT: Robbie Brokken, Gallery Director, 507-467-2446,

Calling all visual artists in 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional media! Lanesboro Arts is inviting artists to submit an application for inclusion in the upcoming In the Moonlight exhibit, a juried group show which will run June 18 – August 14, 2016. Artists working in all visual arts 2D and 3D mediums are welcome to apply. Each entry should feature or have something to do with the moonlight theme. For instance…a midnight walk under a full moon, sailing on a river in the night, birds flying past the moon, a sculpture of a howling wolf, a quilt with a midnight scene on it.

Each artist may submit 1-5 entries via email or postal mail to be considered for the exhibit. For each entry, please submit an image of the work and indicate the title, medium, size, dimension and retail price. Include artist name, address, phone, email and website. Email entries should be sent to with ‘In the Moonlight’ in the subject line. Applications via postal mail should include a CD with written list of the above information and sent to: Lanesboro Arts, PO Box 152, Lanesboro, MN 55949.

Artists will be notified of acceptance by April 26, 2016. Artwork accepted for the exhibit must be delivered to Lanesboro Arts by 4:00 PM on Monday, June 12, with title and artist name clearly marked on the front of the work and be framed with hanging wire (for 2D artwork).

OPENING RECEPTION – Saturday, June 18
Participating artists are invited to be present at the opening reception on Saturday, June 18 from 6-8 PM. Following the exhibit, work will need to be picked up from the gallery by Tuesday, August 15, 2016.

The Lanesboro Arts galleries are handicapped accessible and are located at 103 Parkway Ave. N. in Lanesboro, Minnesota.

For more information, call 507-467-2446; email, or visit them online at

Lanesboro Arts has been providing year-round arts programming for more than 30 years. Its mission is to serve as a regional catalyst for artistic excellence and educational development in providing diverse art experiences for people of all ages. Every year, 25,000 people visit the Lanesboro Arts Exhibition and Juried Sales Galleries.

Dodge Center June Bloom

DATE: Saturday, June 18, 2016
LOCATION: North Park, Dodge Center, MN
DEADLINE: June 4, 2016
SET-UP: 8:00 am
SHOW HOURS: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
ENTRY FEE: Donate an item for a Silent Auction

This Arts in The Park event is open to all art and craft forms. Sponsored by the Dodge Center Chamber of Commerce. For more information, download the June Bloom Call To Artists flyer.

Dam Days River’s Edge Art Show still has room for artists who would like to show/sell their work!
DATE: June 4, 2016 from Noon to 5:00 pm
FREE Large Booth – room to spread out more then a 10×10
SET UP starts at 10:00 am. Please provide your own table, chairs, tent and/or display.
LOCATION: 2nd Street NW at the corner of Franklin Street W.
HOSTED BY:Barb’s Custom Framing

To attend as a artist, please email Barb Bruns at or call 507-685-2565.

Washington Street Arts Festival

DATE: Sunday, May 29, 2016
LOCATION: Washington Street, Lake City (outdoor show, rain or shine)
DEADLINE: May 13, 2016
SET-UP: Sunday, 6:45 to 8:45 am
SHOW HOURS: Sunday, May 29, 2016 – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
BOOTH SIZE: Tents provided by you (placed on the street) 12’ x 12’ space
JURY FEE: $25 non-refundable
DEPOSIT: $50 deposit fee will be returned at 5:00 pm the day of the show. If you leave early, or don’t show up, you will forfeit the deposit. The show will proceed regardless of weather (wind, rain or heat).

For more information, download application, rules and regulations or go to:

We Want Your Art!

LOCATION: Northfield Arts Guild
DEADLINE: April 2016

Calling all visual artists looking for exhibition opportunities around Northfield, MN. Click on the following organization names for application information:

Northfield Arts Guild
Northfield City Hall
Northfield Senior Center

Apply now as April deadlines are fast approaching!